Question: Do you have any information on Dr. Scott McQuate? I have never heard of him, but his book The Tribulation has been recommended. The advertising seems so bizarre I am a little afraid to buy it.
Response: That uneasy feeling you have may certainly be the Holy Spirit warning you about this book, which in truth leads one away from the Scriptures rather than to the Scriptures.
What we have seen of Dr. Scott McQuate and his books has revealed that he advocates extrabiblical sources, as do many in the Hebrew Roots Movement and “Nephilim/Genesis 6 Sons” teachers. This means that books outside the Bible, such as Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, and others that are outside the canon of Scripture, are relied upon to support their views. McQuate’s subtitle for his The Tribulation is Hidden Secrets Revealed from Texts Predating the Bible.
Although many in this movement stress the authority of the Bible, their subsequent teachings show little regard for those same Scriptures. McQuate doesn’t even give lip service to the Scriptures. He has taken the next logical step down the path that so many Nephilim/Genesis 6 teachers have taken.
Consider McQuate’s claims: “The Tribulation period is highly-misunderstood because of many doctrinal lies and misconceptions that have been touted as fact, and unbeknownst to present-day Scholars, Pastors and Theologians, the subject of the Tribulation is not unique to the Bible. The shocking facts of this epic, all-important event were also spoken of within cultures long pre-dating the Bible, such as the Mayan, Sumerian, Hindu, Canaanite and others but they have been intentionally concealed for millennia...until now. For a watered-down and tremendously adulterated understanding of the Tribulation, we can look to the Bible and to those who teach the tribulation ‘doctrines’ that have been corrupted, but if we want to understand the Tribulation accurately and truly know what this imminent, earth-altering event is about, we must look to other cultures pre-dating the Bible from which nearly all of the Biblical stories were taken. These are the ‘old paths’ spoken of by Jesus, which He stated were ‘good’” (our emphasis).
No, they are not. Jeremiah:6:16 tells us, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”
As Scripture clearly tells us, Israel’s downfall occurred because they were doing what McQuate recommends—they were looking to other cultures. In wonderful contrast, Joshua:1:8 admonishes, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”
In short, this man reflects the mindset of a cultist who elevates his understanding above everyone else. His blog blatantly claims that, “This is information that is not available from any other source, is exclusive to Dr. McQuate’s research, and will transform your thinking.”
We’re certain that it will “transform your thinking” but not to your eternal benefit. He is a false teacher.